State Politics

Pro-Palestine Protesters March to Elizabeth Warren's House
Student Groups

Pro-Palestine Organizers Slam Harvard’s ‘Repression’ of Student Protest in Sunday Rally

Harvard pro-Palestine organizers slammed the University’s “repression” of student activism during a rally in Cambridge Common demanding U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) vote against U.S. military aid to Israel.

Mass State House

Proposed Mass. Bill Would Impose 2.5% Tax on Harvard Endowment

The Massachusetts Joint Committee on Revenue held a hearing Wednesday on a bill which would introduce a tax on Harvard’s endowment.


Former HGSU-UAW President Launches Campaign for State Representative

Evan C. MacKay ’19 launched a campaign for Middlesex District State Representative on Dec. 7 after stepping down as the president of Harvard Graduate Students Union-United Auto Workers.

Massachusetts State House Sign
Cambridge Schools

As Cambridge Educators Remain Without Contract, Proposed Mass. Bill Would Grant Teachers Right to Strike

Locked in a contract battle with Cambridge Public Schools, the city’s teacher’s union lacks a weapon in the arsenal of nearly every other labor union: the right to strike. A bill co-sponsored by one of Cambridge’s state legislators could soon change that.

Allston Welcome Center

‘We Feel Overwhelmed’: Allston Struggles to Support Migrant Families Amid Record Influx

As the Massachusetts shelter system strains to accommodate record numbers of arriving families, Allston expanded services in June with the opening of a new family welcome center — though the neighborhood continues to struggle to meet the needs of all.

Massachusetts State House
City Politics

‘Not a Normal Court’: Biden, Mass. Leaders Condemn Supreme Court After Anti-Affirmative Action Decision

The Biden administration, Massachusetts state officials, and local Cambridge leaders have condemned the Supreme Court’s decision to effectively ban affirmative action in higher education admissions.

Gender-Affirming Care
Harvard Medical School

Several Harvard Medical School Affiliates Condemn State-Level Restrictions on Gender-Affirming Care

Following recent state-level restrictions on gender-affirming care for transgender youth, several Harvard Medical School affiliates and medical professionals expressed concerns that such laws could have potentially harmful ramifications for patients.

Massachusetts State House

Proposed Mass. Bill Seeks to End Legacy and Donor Preferences in Higher Ed Admissions

The Massachusetts House is considering a bill that would require higher education institutions like Harvard to pay a fee for admissions processes that consider legacy status or relationships to donors or that include an early decision plan.

Massachusetts State House

Massachusetts State House

State House

Mass. Lawmakers Consider Bill Guaranteeing Medical Civil Rights in Police Encounters

Massachusetts legislators reintroduced a bill Friday to establish a civil right to request medical care during encounters with police.

IOP Forum

Current, Former Secretaries of State Discuss Election Denial at IOP Forum

Following the 2022 midterm elections, Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger and former West Virginia Secretary of State Natalie Tennant discussed election security, former U.S. President Donald J. Trump, and the politicization of their office at an Institute of Politics forum held Tuesday evening.


Anti-Gerrymandering Tool Developed by Harvard Researchers Used in Supreme Court Proceedings

Redist — a tool developed by Harvard undergraduates, graduate students, and faculty — could impact the fate of a Supreme Court case involving allegations of racial gerrymandering in Alabama.

Gund Hall Poll Site
Graduate School of Design

Gund Hall Poll Site

Cambridge Rindge and Latin Poll Site

Cambridge Rindge and Latin Poll Site

Voters enter a polling site at the Cambridge Rindge & Latin School.

IOP Forum Nov. 3

Mass. Gov. Charlie Baker Calls for a Social Media ‘Timeout’ at IOP Godkin Lecture

Massachusetts Governor Charlie D. Baker ’79 called for a “timeout” on social media during a Harvard Institute of Politics forum Thursday evening.